Coordinating Expertise Among Emergent Groups Responding to Disasters

  title={Coordinating Expertise Among Emergent Groups Responding to Disasters},
  author={Ann Majchrzak and Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa and Andrea B. Hollingshead},
  journal={Organ. Sci.},
In the aftermath of catastrophic events, when plans for organized and timely response break down, impromptu groups often emerge to provide disaster relief. Much remains to be learned about the internal dynamics of these emergent response groups whose representatives may include members from organizations with relief missions; private sector organizations offering resources; and private citizens with the information, relationships, or physical and mental stamina to help. Organizational theories… 

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